Activity time: 10 minutes
Materials for Activity
- Worship or centering table and chalice
- Participant journals
- Writing materials, including paper, pens, pencils, color pencils, and markers
- Taking It Home handout
Preparation for Activity
- Customize the Taking It Home section of this workshop and copy for all participants.
Description of Activity
Invite participants to respond, in writing:
Is there a way for a congregation to take a stand and yet make a place for those who believe a religious organization should remain apolitical?
Allow five minutes for writing in journals.
Invite participants to briefly share any closing thoughts about the workshop or their journal entries.
Invite a participant to come forward and extinguish the chalice as you say these words: "As we extinguish this chalice, may we let the light of our tradition kindle our hope for a better world."
Distribute Taking It Home and invite participants to continue to write in their journals between workshops.